Ochiairo Murakami
Brief Introduction

Situated in "Amagi Yugashima Onsen" in a tranquil yet traditional and authentic hot spring retreat & resort spot in Izu peninsula, Ochairou Murakami has its own long history of more than 150 years to serve Japanese affluent elite guests with its uninterrupted traditional service standards and quality.

The well preserved traditional architectural structure of its facilities as a whole is the priceless historical value in Japan and all rooms has been accredited as a national cultural heritage.

(Parking)free parking
(Check In/Out)In: 15:00~18:00/Out: 10:00
(Pickup Service)
paid service /need reservation Between Haneda Airport and Ochiairo Murakami or between Tokaido Shinkansen Mishima Station and Ochiairo Murakami
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Additional Info
History‐Meiji Era 1868~1912

Adachi Mitsutoshi, a historically known entrepreneur started his gold exploration development business in "Amagi" area and he also initiated a luxurious traditional "ryokan" business for retreat & resort for business related partners and affluent travelers from Tokyo.

On 1874, all construction for facilities was completed. Ochiairou was initially named by Mr.Adachi to be called "Minun-rou", meaning a traditional inn offering spiritual repose and peaceful calmness, as if guests would be peacefully able to sleep on the cotton like clouds in sky.

Looking back on the age in Japan retrospectively, Japan's society was under a violent revolutionary pressure from "Samurai" feudalism to modern capitalism during this time period. There has been famous internal war, a.k.a "Seinan" War between "Satsuma" –a lower part of the current Kyusu Island and Meiji government. It is natural to imagine that the name of "Minun-rou" implies his hope for repose and peacefulness during the historically most radical revolution in Japan. Many Samurai of the period of "Bakumatsu"(the late state of "Tokugawa" Shogunate, the final of Edo period) has patronized this newly born facility for their retreat. As of matter of facts, Yamaoka Tesshu, a nationally renowned Samurai who played the critical role for Meiji restoration has patronized this ryokan for his own retreat. Interestingly, the current name of "Ochiairo" was based on Yamaoka's suggestion. During his stay, he saw beautiful scenery outside of the ryokan, and then noticed two small creeks merges into one and suddenly conceived the name "Ochiai-rou" – meaning a place for people to meet each other.

After Meiji Restoration, Ochiairo gains its reputation from various elites and naturally or even globally known literary authors including Tayama Katai, Shimazaki Toson, Kambara Ariake (peot and novelist), Takebayashi Musoan and Kinoshita Mokutaro.

History‐Taisho Era 1912~1926

Once in Taisho period, Kawabata Yasunari, a Japanese novelist and Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1968 had frequently visited Ochiairo. He was the legendary master of literature with great sensibility of profound Japanese mind. In addition, many artists, authors and movie stars including Kajii Motojiro, Yodono Ryuzou, Ozaki Shiro, Hagiwara Sakutaro, Umemura Yoko have patronized this ryokan.

History‐Showa Era 1926~1989

The designation of the era was changed to Showa in 1926. After this period, Ochiairo still attracted many authors and built its unique relationship with influential Japanese literary circle and art industry.

On 1933, Ochiairo refurbished its facilities and add more several structures to its property including the current entrance and the current main building. What is conspicuously unique and rare about Ochiairo facilities is that individual separate structures including stairways, each specific rooms and corridors are independently accredited as a natural cultural heritage, and it is definitely one of the reason that facility per sei attracts many visitors. Soon after its refurbishment, Kitahara Hakushu, famous Japanese "Tanka" poet appeared multiple times at Ochiaro, he had stayed there for twenty days to write his poems.

History‐Heisei Era 1989~

On 2002, Ochiairo has renamed as a Ochiairo-Murakami, welcoming new owner of business and still inherited traditional service sprit many Japanese elites adored deeply

Dinners:
Delicate "Kaiseki" Style Seasonal Gastronomy at Ochiairo Murakami

Kaiseki style dinner is comprised of number of small intricately prepared and arranged dishes including seasonal fishes, carefully selected vegetables and so on. Japanese believe that our mother nature is the greatest artist and the notion of "Kaiseki" is primarily based upon the art of nature. The shapes and the design of foods on each dish are naturally decorated with various shapes that would figuratively resemble with our nature such as river, mountain, and flower etc.

Ochiairo Murakami serves different Kaiseki menus in a monthly basis with carefully selected local vegetable, fresh fish taken from Suruga-bay and most highly ranked quality rice produced in a "Uonuma" in Niigata Prefecture.

Special Customized Menu

Ochiairo Murakami is also flexible to meet guest's preferences such as slight modifications of menu content such as the amount of "Sashimi" or replace "Sashimi" with steaks made from local Japanese beef or vegetarian option,. etc. There are other options are also available. Please feel free to ask us about your preferences.

Hot Spring Baths
Soak in Mysterious Cave Hot spring

As well as its recorded tangible cultural heritages Ochiairo Murakami is also well known for unique open air hot spring and cave hot spring. There are shared indoor and outdoor open air hot spring bathes for both women and men. If you want to soak in those public bathing space privately without any interruption, you can reserve them in advance. Those private hot springs are spacious enough to include 20 people simultaneously. Water is Sulfate spring water which is considered to be effective for healing arteriosclerosis, neuralgia, muscle ache, chronic digestive dysfunction, atopic dermatitis, chronic dermatitis and hemorrhoid.

Room's:/Facilities:
Room's décor with Authentic Japanese Craftsmanship

Each room has its own unique authentic décor including Shoji sliding doors with traditional craftsmanship.Kumiko are small parts of Shoji –a sliding door structured from an intricate cypress framework covered by washi- traditional handmade Japanese paper. Ochiairo Murakami uses delicately handmade Shoji for all rooms.For the creation of delicate art made by Kumiko used as a decoration for Shop door, the well experienced craftsmanship is required.Those kumiko was precisely assembled without any error more than 0.1 millimeter. Kumiko is an assembly art which constitutes of multiple Jigumi base equilateral triangle structures. You can observe and appreciate the art of precision of its length and angle in every shoji in Ochiairo Murakami

(Rooms in a Main Building)
All rooms at main building are designed with Shoin Zukuri –traditional style of Japanese Muromachi era aristocratic residential architecture with Tokonoma – alcove and Tokowakidana – decorative shelve arranged in the recess next to the decorative alcove. Some luxurious type room also has Tsukeshoin the exterior corner of the alcove on the veranda in Japanese aristocratic style dwelling.
(Rooms in a "Minun-tei" Building)
As opposed to the architectural formality by Shoin style of Main Building, rooms in Minun-tei building are all designed based on the different architectural style called Sukiya Zukuri, which is well known as a style for tea ceremony arbor. Rooms name are all from tale of Genji – classical work of Japanese literature written by Murasaki Shikibu during 11th century in Heian period

(Types and numbers of the rooms)
Total number of the rooms:15 room(s)
Japanese-style room:9 room(s)/Japanese-Western mixed type:6 room(s)/
(Room equipments)
All rooms with bath and toilet・All rooms with shower facility・All rooms with heating and cooling・TV・Refrigerator (incl. charged drinks)・Trouser press (incl. rental)

(Other Hotel Facilities)
Bar (charged)・Party room・Karaoke facility (charged)・Lounge
(Service and leisure activities:including arrangements)
Room service・Massage (charged)・Shogi (Japanese chess)・Game of go・Mah-jong (charged)・Gym (charged)・Ground (charged)・Tennis (charged)・Golf (charged)・Putting golf (charged)・Fishing (charged)・Pottery (charged/incl. arrangement)

Access

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Izu Amagi Yugashima Onsen Ochiairo Murakami
1887-1 Yugashima Izu-City, Shizuoka Prefecture 410-3206
Tel 0558-85-0014
Station Izu-Hakone Tetsudou – Shuzenji Station

(By Taxi)
20 min ride from Shuzenji Station
(By Bus)
Number 4 bus (access to Yugashima Mochikoshi) 30 min ride

●If you are from Narita Airport (3 hours 15 min)
Narita Airport(Narita Express) → Tokyo Station(Shinkansen) → Mishima Station(Izu-Hakone line) → Shuzenji Station(Bus or Tax) → Ochiairo Murakami

●If you are from Fujisan Shizuoka Airport (2 hours 45 min)
Fujisan Shizuoka Airport(Bus) → Shizuoka Station(Shinkansen) → Mishima Station(Izu-Hakone line) → Shuzenji Station(Bus Taxi) → Ochiairo Murakami

●If you are from Kansai Airport (5 hours)
Kansai Airport(Tokyu Haruka) → Shin Osaka Station(Shinkansen) → Mishima Station(Izu-Hakone Line) → Shuzenji Station(Bus or Tax) → Ochiairo Murakami

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1887-1 Yugashima Izu-City, Shizuoka Prefecture 410-3206
URL:http://www.ochiairou.com/
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